NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.49 million in 2011, according to figures from the league’s tax return reported Friday by the Sports Business Daily.
Included in that figure was a $22.3 million bonus, according to the report. Goodell is believed to have become the highest paid commissioner in U.S. professional sports.
The league and the NFL Players Association agreed to a 10-year labor deal in 2011. Goodell also has helped the NFL negotiate a lucrative new set of television contracts.
According to the report, Goodell’s pay in 2011 nearly tripled from his 2010 income of $11.6 million.
League counsel Jeff Pash had a 2011 income of $8.8 million, including a $5.9 million bonus, according to the report.